Posts Tagged ‘trees’

Treehoppers – Control

Q: I have these strange pests on the bottom of my sunflower leaves. We have searched high and low to find what they are. I would greatly appreciate it if you could identify them and tell me how I may...

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Christmas Trees – Pesticides Used On

Q: I heard that Christmas trees are sprayed with many pounds of chemicals before they are cut. Is this true? A: I doubt it. Christmas tree growers are trying to make a profit – and pesticides cost a lot of...

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Trees – Identify on School Grounds

Q: I’d like to identify and mark the trees on my school grounds. How can I make a permanent marker for each one? A: I prefer using round aluminum disks that are stamped with individual numbers. You can prepare a...

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Tree Planting – Remove Burlap

Q: What is best, pushing the burlap down in the hole or totally removing the burlap around “balled and burlapped” tree rootballs? A: It’s best to remove to totally remove it. Burlap is often chemically treated to prevent it from...

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Dead Tree – Removing

Q: My Japanese Zelkova is dead, and I’m going to cut it out. How can I remove the root?Can I plant another of the same tree at that same spot? A: Personally, I find it easier to dig around the...

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Fescue – Tree Leaves on New Lawn

Q: I over seeded my fescue lawn 10 days ago and now its covered with leaves. How do I clean up the leaves without damaging the plants? Should I leave them for a while, blow them, or vacuum them up...

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Bonsai Tree – Care

Q: A friend was given a bonsai tree as a gift and she does not know about its care. It says to use a slow release fertilizer but what and how much? A: Much of this depends on what plant...

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Planting a Tree Near a Sprinkler Line

Q: I am planting a 7 gallon Heritage River Birch tree. I dug out a 4′ diameter hole about 3′ deep (I know its over-kill, but I hope that tree thanks me for it). At any rate, I hit a...

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Planting Tree – On Top of Stump

Q: We lost a really big tulip poplar back in the fall to twin lightning strikes.The tree service ground the stump, a process I naively assumed meant the entire stump. However, when I tried to plant a five-gallon sugar maple...

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Trees – Fertilize to Improve Fall Leaf Color

Q: I haven’t been able to find any good info on ways to improve fall foliage colors, so I thought I’d ask the expert. My wife and I are now in our second fall in our home in Auburn, GA...

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Banana Tree – Frozen

Q: I over wintered my banana tree with straw and plastic bags. I removed them the other day and I am not sure it survived. The stalk is 4 ft high. I removed all leaves before covering it this fall....

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Poisonous Trees

Q: In my work as a lawyer, I am familiar with a legal search and seizure doctrine known as “The fruit of the poisonous tree.” If the police do an illegal search, any evidence they are led to as a...

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Trees – Behavior in Ice Storms

Q: I had a lot of tree damage from an ice storm several years ago. Are some trees more likely to be hurt than others? A: The University of Illinois has a fine publication that covers all aspects of how...

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Wood Rot – At Base of Tree

Q: I have a number of trees in my wood lot that have various mushrooms and rots coming out of them. Is there any way to cure this? A: Dozens of fungi attack hardwood and conifer trees in Georgia. When...

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Tree Planting – Amend the Soil?

Q: What is the best way to plant a tree? My landscaper says that mixing organic matter in a tree planting hole ends up wasting time and money, because the roots of the tree will eventually grow out of the...

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RoundUp – Sprayed on Trees and Shrubs

Q: By mistake I sprayed Round-up on my Red Bud Trees, azaleas and rhododendron. Will they survive? What can I do to help them now? A: Prayer is the only thing that will help after Roundup has been on leaves...

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Tree – Trunk Rot from Mulch

Q: My mother lives in Ohio. She calls this tree her “beaver tree” because there is something eating away at the base. Could you let us know what to do to save the tree? A: I worked for three years...

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Tree – Cabling Limbs

Q: This tree is just a teenager. Do you think this engineering will carry it to manhood? Two branches have already fallen before I did this patch. A: I admire your engineering ingenuity….but I wouldn’t park under your tree. The...

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